The Little Mermaid is making a splash in kids’ cinema, but mermaids are for grown-ups, too. Mermaidcore is the trend of the season, putting a shimmery, ethereal twist on the usual beachy summer vibes. Dreamy pastels, especially aquas and shell pinks, mark the style, along with glittery baubles, colorful beads, and delicate feminine accents like corsets, lace, and ruffles. And of course crystals, jewelry, and magical found objects are at the center of any mermaid’s beloved cache of treasures.
The ocean is a vast, untamable force that inspires creativity and imagination through its alien depths. Who can say that mermaids aren’t swimming around down there in a lost Atlantis when we’ve barely explored a fraction of the sea? Folklore about mermaids and sirens characterizes them as children of the mysterious wild waters, embodying the sea’s elusive, otherworldly beauty as well as its deadly power.
Mermaidcore celebrates it all, from the the beguiling, feminine enchantment of the ocean to the ease of coastal life to the playful indulgence of collecting and displaying your favorite trinkets (just like Ariel). With beautiful photography books of ocean waves and coastlines, guides to crystals and jewels, fashion tomes featuring fantastical gowns, and of course novels, folklore, and poetry centered around mermaids and the wonders of the sea, there are mermaidcore picks perfect for any bookshelf at PRH.